Are Prescriptive Specifications in Design/Build Contracts Traps for the Unwary?

by Michael C. Loulakis, President, Chief Executive Officer; Capital Project Strategies, LLC, Reston, VA, mloulakis@cp-strategies.com,
Lauren P. McLaughlin, Partner; Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP, Tysons, VA, lmclaughlin@briglialaw.com,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2019, Vol. 89, Issue 7, Pg. 14-15


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: This month’s case, Appeal of American West Construction LLC, examines how one government board viewed the issue of prescriptive specifications in design/build contracts.

Subject Headings: Design-build | Contracts and subcontracts | Construction management | Government

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